4 Sep 2014

Two changes for Pumas

12:16 pm on 4 September 2014

The Argentina rugby coach Daniel Hourcade has made just two changes to the starting side that almost clinched their first Rugby championship win against South Africa for their clash with the All Blacks in Napier on Saturday night.

Number eight Leonardo Senatore has come into the side for injured blindside flanker Pablo Matera, who suffered a partial dislocation of his shoulder in the 33-31 loss to the Springboks at Salta.

Argentina halfback Martin Landajo

Argentina halfback Martin Landajo Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Montero's absence, for at least next week's match against the Wallabies as well, and Senatore's elevation forced a shakeup in the loose forwards with Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe switching to the number six jersey and Juan Manuel Leguizamon moving to openside flanker.

Horacio Agulla has also been named on the wing to replace the giant Manuel Montero, who scored a try against the Springboks.

Argentina rugby team

Argentina rugby team Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Argentina: 15-Joaquin Tuculet, 14-Horacio Agulla, 13-Marcelo Bosch, 12-Juan Martin Hernandez, 11-Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, 10-Nicolas Sanchez, 9-Martin Landajo, 8-Leonardo Senatore, 7-Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 6-Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, 5-Tomas Lavanini, 4-Mariano Galarza, 3-Ramiro Herrera, 2-Agustin Creevy (captain), 1-Marcos Ayerza.

Replacements: 16-Matias Cortese, 17-Lucas Noguera Paz, 18-Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 19-Matias Alemanno, 20-Rodrigo Baez, 21- Tomas Cubelli, 22-Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23-Juan Imhoff.